The Sudanese Free Zones and
Markets Co. (SFZ)
The Sudanese Free Zones (SFZ) is one of Pioneering Economic Institutions
in the country. It is one of the companies which guarantees freedom of
capital movement and provides suitable investment climate for both the
local and foreign investors. It is one of basic pillars of Sudanese
The Sudanese Free Zones & Markets Co. was established
in 1993 to adopt, enhance and implement the Free Zones concept in Sudan in
addition it its commitment to a wide range of Duty Free Business &
The Red Sea Free Zone:
Located at a focal point connecting the port of Sudan, Port
Sudan international Airport, Khartoum-Port Sudan Highway and Suakin
Harbour, a 26 sq. km, coastal area at the Red Sea has been planned as the
Red Sea Free Zone. The RSFZ is now prepared to host all kinds of
investment activities. The inclusive planning of this area is very much
qualified to host:
Free Zone Port
Infrastructure Investment Projects
Exports Processing Industries
Industries and Assembling investments
Banking and Insurance activities
A wide range of related services/investments
Al Gaila Free Zone
Located (60) km. north of Khartoum (Capital of Sudan). This
area is allotted and is now being planned to cover (20) sq. km. This area
is significant since it is:
Located within a fast economic booming circle
accessed to the country's main Oil Refinery Station.
Linked with active business and industrial
communities in Khartoum, the heart of the nation's economy.
Well connected with traffic networks of air, highways
and railways extending beyond Sudan's boundaries into the African
Sudan is a signatory to the conventions on Arbitration and
Investment Guarantees and is a member of:
a) The Arab Agency for Investment Guarantees,
b) The International Agency for Investment Guarantees.
The Sudanese Free Zones Act of 1994 stipulates:
No property, assets, funds or other possessions are
subject to nationalization or confiscation.
The right of IMPORT EXPORT DATA and profits at any
stage of duly met obligations.
Incentive & Facilities
100% IMPORT EXPORT DATA & profits.
No personal income tax
No corporate tax for 12 years renewable.
No currency restriction
No restrictions on entry & stay permits.
Cost effective labor supply.
Freedom of labor recruitment.
Abundant & cost effective raw material and production
Major SFZ Activities
Import of varied commodities and goods for wholesale and retail
distribution through the duty free and other outlets and shops in all
major towns of Sudan.
Managing a Bond Area
Export of raw material and other Sudanese products such as: groundnuts,
sesame and other oil seeds. cotton, wood products, water-melon seeds,
vegetables & fruits, edible oils, animal fodder, meat and livestock.
Fairs and Exhibitions:
Organizing of local and international fairs including the annual
International Fair of Khartoum in addition to participation and
representation in fairs organized abroad.
Hotels and Catering:
To build and manage hotels and recreation facilities and to provide
various catering services.
Fairs and Exhibitions
The SFZ Fair Grounds was opened early in 1978 and is considered as one of
the best exhibition facilities in Africa and the Middle East. SFZ was able
to organize outstanding international and local exhibitions during the
The Fair Location:
The 475,000 square meters Fair Grounds lies on the western bank of the
Blue Nile in eastern Khartoum. It is about seven kilometers from the city
centre and the International Airport, The SFZ main offices are located
within the Fair Grounds.
The Fair has three pavilions of international standard each with an area
of 1800 square meters. Additional covered spaces can be provided at
short notice if the need arises. The open exhibition area covers more
than 40,000 square meters